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August 09, 2011


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Interesting, sadly. Thanks for posting.

Our hearts go out to those who've suffered injuries and losses. May they and a beautiful country recover quickly.

Virtual Linguist

Thanks, John.

English language

I have trouble with the words effect and affect, no matter how many times somebody tries to explain it, I just can't wrap my head around it.... and I type it on a daily basis and am a trained medical secretary.


There are loads of different words that I get stuck on. I never know which of these is right and when to use in the correct context - course, cause or coarse it is really confusing to me.


"affect" versus "effect" is easy.

Effect is a noun (the effect of the storm was . . . ), affect is a verb, (My action affected him by . . . ).


affect can also be a noun meaning outward expression of emotions.

effect can also be a verb meaning to bring about.

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